wertrationalität

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Wertrationalität.

Noun[edit]

wertrationalität (uncountable)

  1. Rationality in accordance with moral demands instead of organizational and technical demands.
    • 1999, James W. Loewen, Lies across America: What our historic sites get wrong, Simon and Schuster, page 449
      This thinking, supported by this array of heroes in bronze, can only further persuade people that whites may be masters of zweckrationalität—technical rationality—but are deficient in wertrationalität—basic human values.

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